FYE strives to provide timely updates to Orientation campus partners. We know this results in lengthy emails where details sometimes get lost. The goal of this site is provide a resource for Orientation updates while allowing FYE to streamline email communication.
First Year Experience is seeking your feedback about how the summer of FTIC Orientations is going thus far. If you are willing, please respond to our anonymous Campus Partner survey here by June 23.
After Orientation attendees park in Garage B and check-in at Ferrell Commons, much of the program occurs in the UCF Student Union. If you would like to view the Orientation schedules, please utilize the link to the Campus Partner Toolkit on the right-hand side under “Quick Links.”
The Student Union is undergoing a large-scale expansion in an effort to offer campus a state-of-the-art food court, meeting chambers, Student Government suite, permanent Reflection Room, conference room, and approximately 350 additional seats in a two-story food court lounge. This means there will be construction noise and impact on campus traffic until project completion in mid-2020. This summer, you can expect intermittent construction noise around the facility as well as the closure of the boardwalk between the Student Union and Memory Mall. There are still pathways open to the other boardwalks with directional signage to help patrons find their way. You are encouraged to visit the Student Union and see how the pathways have changed. Thank you for your patience while improvements are made to the Heart of Campus!
Orientation is an opportunity to highlight UCF’s mission and brand. Please utilize the UCF Orientation PowerPoint template when preparing your Orientation content.
Additionally, UCF aims to be an inclusive campus and this begins at Orientation. Please research and implement the following recommendations as you update your presentations to make sure they are accessible for all students and their guests. In the Summer/Fall Orientations, these implement these guidelines within all presentations:
FYE understands that you might not be familiar with some of these accessibility tips. Your department’s message is important; let’s make sure it is communicated to everyone. Have questions or concerns about your content? Please contact Student Accessibility Services for more information and resources.